|1998 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament|
|Dates||March 12–21, 1998|
|Finals site|| Fleet Center|
|Champions||Boston College (3rd title)|
|Winning coach||Jerry York (1st title)|
|MVP||Marty Reasoner (Boston College)|
| Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
The 1998 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 14th Tournament in the history of the conference. It was played between March 12 and March 21, 1998. Quarterfinal games were played at home team campus sites, while the final four games were played at the Fleet Center in Boston, Massachusetts, the home venue of the NHL's Boston Bruins. By winning the tournament, Boston College received the Hockey East's automatic bid to the 1998 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.
The tournament featured three rounds of play. The team that finishes ninth in the conference is not eligible for tournament play. In the first round, the first and eighth seeds, the second and seventh seeds, the third seed and sixth seeds, and the fourth seed and fifth seeds played a best-of-three with the winner advancing to the semifinals. In the semifinals, the highest and lowest seeds and second highest and second lowest seeds play a single-elimination game, with the winner advancing to the championship game. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 1998 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.
Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against
|Championship: Boston College|
† indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll
Teams are reseeded after the quarterfinals
|1||Boston University||1||6||4||2||Boston College||7|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
(1) Boston University vs. (8) MerrimackEdit
|March 13||Boston University||1 – 4||Merrimack||Walter Brown Arena|
|March 14||Boston University||6 – 5||Merrimack||Walter Brown Arena|
|March 15||Boston University||4 – 5||Merrimack||Walter Brown Arena|
|Merrimack won series 2–1|
(2) Boston College vs. (7) MassachusettsEdit
|March 12||Maine||4 – 3||Massachusetts||Conte Forum|
|March 13||Maine||6 – 3||Massachusetts||Conte Forum|
|Boston College won series 2–0|
(3) New Hampshire vs. (6) MaineEdit
|March 13||New Hampshire||2 – 3||2OT||Maine||Whittemore Center|
|March 14||New Hampshire||3 – 5||Maine||Whittemore Center|
|Maine won series 2–0|
(4) Northeastern vs. (5) Massachusetts-LowellEdit
|March 12||Northeastern||2 – 8||Massachusetts-Lowell||Matthews Arena|
|March 13||Northeastern||3 – 2||Massachusetts-Lowell||Matthews Arena|
|March 15||Northeastern||1 – 5||Massachusetts-Lowell||Matthews Arena|
|Massachusetts-Lowell won series 2–1|
(2) Boston College vs. (8) MerrimackEdit
|March 20||Boston College||7 – 2||Merrimack||Fleet Center|
(5) Massachusetts-Lowell vs. (6) MaineEdit
|March 20||Massachusetts-Lowell||2 – 6||Maine||Fleet Center|
(2) Boston College vs. (6) MaineEdit
|March 21||Boston College||3 – 2||Maine||Fleet Center|
- F Jeff Farkas (Boston College)
- F Steve Kariya (Maine)
- F Marty Reasoner* (Boston College)
- D Mike Mottau (Boston College)
- D Darrel Scoville (Boston College)
- G Alfie Michaud (Maine)
- ↑ "Boston College Men's Team History". Retrieved on 2014-05-19.
- ↑ "Jerry York Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved on 2014-05-19.
- ↑ "Hockey East Awards", College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved on 2014-05-19.
- ↑ "Hockey East Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved on 2014-05-19.
- ↑ "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide", Hockey East. Retrieved on 2014-05-19.
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